Friday, October 22, 2010

Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Don't think I mentioned this but we've made some before and are going to do so again.

Last time we had one avocado so it made for a small but tasty portion for all of us not still in diapers (since it has honey in it - there's no way we'd give it to Baby Girl, plus she's only starting on whole foods - avocado only so far.  Sweet potato is up next.

But the pudding was good (despite being room temperature - I should have chilled it).

My naturopath had mentioned it to me, so I googled it when I got home later that day and there are a number of different ways to make it.

Her version is the simplest:

1 avocado (ripe)
1 tbsp honey (only for babies over 1 year - use maple syrup for younger children)
1 tsp cocoa powder (or to taste)

Mix and serve.

Here are a few of the versions I've found online:

Version 1:
1 avocado, diced
¼ c raw agave nectar, or more to taste
¼ c cocoa powder
¼ c water
2 t vanilla extract
¼ t sea salt

Version 2
* 1 or 2 ripe, soft avocados (3/4 to 1 avocado per person)
* A few spoonfuls of raw cacao powder
* A few spoonfuls of natural sweetener (honey, agave nectar, or maple syrup)
*A dash of salt and a squeeze of lemon or lime juice
*A dash of cinnamon, to taste

Version 3
2 medium avocados
1/3 cup maple syrup, honey or agave (or to taste)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup cacao powder
1/3 cup water or coconut water

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Thank you for these recipes. VERY great! And very inline with my commitment to eat local and organic whole foods. Keep up the great work!

    Becky from